The Ultimate Hibernation Products for Autumn / Winter

Animals are renowned for it, but science has proven that hibernation in humans is brilliant for health and wellbeing. It can help to overcome a number of ailments – including stress and the common winter cold – as it gives the body and mind time to heal.

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Officially, hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms. Hibernation refers to a season of heterothermy that is characterised by low body temperature, slow breathing and heart rate, and low metabolic rate.

So while humans with busy lifestyles can’t spend weeks on end under the covers, having a few hours of hibernation each month could make a huge difference to our state of mind and health.

How to hibernate

Hibernation is about curling up, getting warm, battening down the hatches and just letting ourselves do what animals do in winter. Think of a small mouse. The mouse finds a cosy place, builds a nest, finds some leaves and then curls up and goes into a deep, long sleep.

Products for Human Hibernation

 

  1. Duvets are the ultimate products for heavenly hibernation

Duvets are a means to cocoon the body in the warmest, comfiest natural materials on the planet. Whether it’s snuggling under goose and duck feather and down or enjoying the superior drape around the body of synthetic duvets that contain silk fibres these are the products for the ultimate experience of feeling encased in luxury.

Our white Duck Down Duvet collection is beautifully lofty with a high down fill. 80% duck down clusters are combined with feathers and encased in naturally breathable soft pure cotton cover.   Constructed in a square cassettes layout to ensure an even distribution of fillings throughout the duvet, this product drapes beautifully and naturally around the body – leaving no draughts for cold air to encroach on that perfect night’s sleep.

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Silk is the secret ingredient for a light yet cosy duvet which drapes beautifully around the contours of the body. The Fine Cotton Company’s Double Silk Duvet has a natural silk floss filling that continually adjusts to the individual’s body and the ambient temperature of the room.

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  1. Faux Fur Throws For Winter Hibernation

Throws are also perfect for Winter Hibernation.

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A luxurious faux fur throw will instantly deliver a feeling of warmth and security. Tactile, sumptuous and indulgent, blankets and bed runners from The Fine Cotton Company come in a selection of mock animal furs – Lynx, Lady Grey, Ermine, Latte and Truffle.  Curl up and snuggle down under a layer of luxury.

 

  1. Hibernate in Style

Wrap yourself up in pure luxury with the deliciously soft lambswool and angora throws which have the luxurious feel of cashmere. Sumptuous and simply gorgeous to touch, these exquisite throws provide the finishing touch and a splash of colour to any room. Fine a cosy place and enjoy a long deep sleep.

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In the Dog House

As a nation we’re renowned for our love of canine companions. And man’s best friend is fast becoming the must-have trend in interiors too.  Here’s a round-up of our favourite gifts for dog-lovers along with the best home accessories to get your paws on this autumn/winter.

Gorgeous Gifts for Dog-Lovers

Hot Dogs – Cuddle up with a furry friend on a cold night with our pure wool hot water bottle covers.

There’s a super-cute ‘Scottie Dog’, a stylish ‘Frenchie’ or a Dachshund design with its signature long body that wraps right round the cover from front to reverse.

Browse our selection of cute hot water bottle covers here

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Hound Gowns – Or why not have a favourite pooch embroidered onto a pure cotton dressing gown? Perfect to pamper someone who’s feeling RUFF!  Available to buy here.

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Wallpaper to Set Tails Wagging

From poodles to pugs, beagles to basset hounds, be sure to find your favourite breed amongst the selection of barking mad designs at www.iwantwallpaper.co.uk.

Doggy Style – this retro wallpaper with pampered pooches aplenty promises the best-dressed dogs and walls in town!

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They Call It Puppy Love – Aww – just look at those puppy dog eyes! This adorable design has framed pics of everyone’s favourite pups.

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Terrier-tastic Home Accessories

Sophie Allport’s Terrier collection features an illustrated portrayal of the much-loved breed in her signature shabby-chic style.

Track it down on anything from purses to crockery – find out more at www.sophieallport.com

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Three of the Best Luxury Children’s Bedding Sets

Give children’s rooms a magical makeover in time for Christmas with our three brand-new cotton percale bed linen collections.  Each available with matching embroidered accessories that are ideal for stocking fillers.

Unicorns Organic Cotton Linen Collection

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There’s no escaping the unicorn craze that’s been sweeping the globe. This elegant, mystical creature has popped up on anything from pyjamas to pizza and its popularity is showing no signs of wavering.

Beautiful bedding with an all-over embroidered unicorn design in soft pink, lilac and silver, is a sophisticated way to introduce this magical motif into homes.  Plus coordinating accessories are an ideal Christmas gift for toddlers and teens alike.

Top off this look with a supersoft candy-coloured lambswool throw; a sweet addition to the scheme.

Triple Stars & Handbags Organic Cotton Linen Collections

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An embroidered triple stars pattern in classic blue /green colourway is a timeless update for a child’s room and will take them right through their teenage years.

Where The Fine Cotton Company’s pink handbags design is gorgeous, girlie and will last for years.

Both designs feature detailed embroidery on the softest organic 200 thread count cotton percale.  Matching pillow cases and accessories are available.

 

**NEW** Robes Fit For Royalty

Just As Prince George Wears

Our brand new personalised robes from luxury linen specialist The Fine Cotton Company are perfect for little princes and princesses, they’re identical to the one worn by Prince George when he met the then US President, Barack Obama.  See him modelling them in the press here.

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Produced from the softest, natural cotton waffle or cotton towelling, wannabe royals can customise our gorgeous hooded MiloLudoOscarPoppy and Lola robes with up to 12 characters.

Matching Towels Complete the Look

And mini monarchs can coordinate at every occasion with matching hooded towels that can be personalised too.

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Browse more personalised ideas here: Children’s Personalised Bathrobes / Personalised trim detail baby towel

Must-Have Festival Fashion

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As revellers begin to arrive for this year’s Glastonbury festival, marking the start of busy season of music celebrations, we’ve got this year’s essential item all wrapped up with these super soft lambswool poncho throws.

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Similar poncho wraps, modelled by the likes of Kate Moss and Rhianna at international music festivals, have become a staple item in the festival goer’s wardrobe, probably because they’re so versatile and easy to throw on over any outfit; adding an instant extra layer if the weather takes a turn.  And it’s not just music fans who will benefit, with lots of outdoor events lined up in the summer calendar for music and sports lovers alike, they’re fast becoming a best-seller.

“The unpredictable British weather means it can often get a bit chilly at outdoor events.  These ponchos are perfect for festivals but they’re also great for sporting meets like Royal Ascot or even outdoor theatres or operas, which are becoming more and more popular.” Jane Robson, Founder, The Fine Cotton Company.

Poncho leather straps

The gorgeous soft poncho throws from The Fine Cotton Company come with leather carry straps so they’re easy to roll up and transport and are ideal for camping / sitting outside in the summer evenings.

Made from 100% Merino Lambswool they double as a blanket so there’s no need to take both. Plus they can be personalised with initials or name in a choice of fonts and letters.

They’re also a wise choice for holidays and especially flying (rather than scratchy airline blankets), as well as summer picnics and relaxing or dining in the garden during the summer months.

Browse our ponchos now.

Say it with Embroidery

Olivia Palermo’s Must-Have Travel Accessories
+ Our Favourite Personalised Products

Olivia Palermo for Front PageImage caption: Olivia Palermo pictured in the Tivoli personalised robe.
(image courtesy of Hearst magazines).

Personalisation adds a thoughtful touch to gifts and elevates home accessories with a bespoke finish.  Here, our founder Jane Robson has picked favourite, best-selling personalised items , plus you can find details about the customised bath robe and slippers recently modelled by fashion icon Olivia Palermo.

Get Olivia Palermo’s Cosmopolitan Look 

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She’s known for her impeccable taste and enviable talent for assembling the perfect outfit, but eagle-eyed readers may have spotted that Olivia Palermo was particularly well ‘dressed’ in this month’s Cosmopolitan magazine.  The style icon wore our Tivoli travel waffle bathrobe – monogrammed with her initials – an ideal accessory for the fashion-obsessed globetrotter.  The ‘Girl Boss’ was was also pictured alongside our Tivoli personalised slippers (again including the initials OP).

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We were delighted Olivia Palermo and Cosmopolitan Magazine chose our robe and slippers to feature in their recent photo shoot in New York.” Jane Robson

Browse the products here: Monogrammed Tivoli Travel Robe / slippers. 

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“Soft, fluffy towels are a thoughtful gift that loved ones will treasure. Personalise with anything from a name, anniversary date or wedding details, to a house guests initials that’ll make them feel right at home.”

Adults Personalised Bath Robes

Personalised bath robes make wonderful gifts at any time of the year for weddings, engagements, birthdays and anniversaries,” says Jane Robson.

We’ve a huge selection of bathrobes in a range of fabrics, all of which can be personalised with initials or wording in a choice of 12 thread colours – a gorgeous gift for him, for her or for both!”

Stuck for message inspiration? Here are some of Jane’s best-sellers:

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Slippers, Laundry Bags, Blankets and More…

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Other items such as slippers, baby blankets and these gorgeous laundry bags can all be personalised too.

Organic cotton Tivoli Monogrammed Wrap Over Slippers , Personalised Brighton blanket , Shoe and Laundry Bags .

Using the latest software and state-of-the-art equipment, we can embroider up to 12 characters with a choice of font styles and 12 thread colours onto its towels, bed linens, laundry bags, robes, slippers and other accessories.  And all personalised products can be gift boxed too.

 

Spring/Summer Bedroom Updates

As summer draws near it’s the perfect time to change up the look of your bedroom to achieve a light and airy feel that goes with the season.  Our luxurious and organic linens have the added benefit of helping to regulate body temperature in the warmer months.   See our best picks for the season below, along with advice on thread count and the best natural duvets suited to the time of year.


High thread count Sateen for a simple yet sumptuous scheme –
Seville 600 TC Organic Cotton Collection

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Natural sunlight floods into this all white room with natural wood flooring.  Crisp, white cotton bed sheets and a simple taupe throw complete the look to create a relaxed and comfortable Scandi vibe.

This set is sourced exclusively from Europe and has a really high thread count sateen with a single line stitch detail.  It feels wonderfully soft and luxurious to touch

All aboout thread count:

Thread count is the amount of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch
Horizontal threads are referred to as ‘weft’
Vertical threads are known as ‘weft’
A good standard thread count is around 200
Anything higher than 200 will feel very soft and luxurious but it also depends on the count of yarn used
The maximum thread count is 1000

Custom made linens for elegant coastal chic – The Portland Collection

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“The navy trim on our bespoke Portland linens creates a gorgeous nautical look that’s perfect for summer.” Jane Robson, Founder at The Fine Cotton Company

Exquisite detail for a boutique look – Genoa 320 TC Egyptian Cotton Percale Duvet Cover Collection

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“Attention to detail and exquisite finishing touches, like the three-line satin stitch details on our Genoa linen, make for a room that would look at home in any boutique hotel. Introduce a velvet statement headboard and pile on the pillows and scatter cushions for that stylish boutique hotel finish.” –  Jane Robson, Founder at The Fine Cotton Company

Summer Duvets and Tog Rating:

Don’t forget whats on the inside counts too.  We advise to switch to a lighter tog duvet in the summer months.

Tog ratings are based on a duvet’s ability to trap warm air
The higher the tog rating the warmer the duvet
A 3.0 – 6.0 tog rating is the best for spring/summer

 “All of our duvets are natural filled and have efficient thermal properties allowing the skin to breathe more effectively. Duvets with natural fillings are soft, light, and comfortable and do not need to feel heavy so their weight can be deceptive. They are also highly resilient.

“There are benefits to all types of fillings and it really is down to personal choice.”
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Summer weight silk duvet Summer weight wool duvet

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